Steel Stud Framing and Energy Efficiency for Your Commercial Buildings
With British Columbia, and Canada as a whole, placing more importance on sustainability and an eco-friendly future, property developers now have more decisions to make than ever. Chief among them is the framing material.
While framing may seem like a minor decision, it sets the foundation (pun intended) for everything, dictating the longevity and energy efficiency of the whole structure.
Steel Stud Framing is The Clear Choice for Energy Efficiency
The most noteworthy area where steel stud framing shines is creating a tight building envelope. The building envelope is the barrier between the indoor and the outdoor environment, and a tighter envelope directly translates to better energy retention and reduced costs.
Steel stud framing contributes significantly to this tightness by providing several insulating advantages over traditional materials like wood.
Firstly, steel studs form straight walls and precise alignments, which ensure that insulation material fits snugly without gaps and practically eliminates thermal bridging (the process that makes energy escape through the walls).
Secondly, steel frames do not settle or warp over time, ensuring that the integrity of insulation remains uncompromised.
As a bonus, steel is also entirely recyclable at the end of its lifespan and can be repurposed without sacrificing quality or performance. And because steel is sustainable and recyclable, there is less need for fresh materials, saving energy across multiple industries, including extraction and processing.
Don't Sacrifice Quality for Efficiency
Steel stud framing can hold its characteristics over time and is resistant to rot, mildew, and moisture, which are factors that can cause other materials to deteriorate.
Investing in steel stud framing for your commercial building translates to a robust structure, energy saving opportunities, and a healthier planet. By selecting steel stud framing, you’re making an environmentally sound decision and reaping substantial efficiency benefits.
Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.
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